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come upon earth? [Ans. Yes.] What did he do to save mankind? [Ans. Died for them.] What wonderful thing did Christ do after he was dead and buried? [Ans. Rose to life again.] Can mankind raise themselves from the dead? [Ans. No.] Who can raise them? [Ans. Christ.] Whom will Christ raise? [Ans. All mankind.] What will sound to call them from the grave? [Ans. The last trumpet.] Will it not be very awful to hear the last trumpet sound so loud as to be heard all over the world? [Ans. Yes.] What will be at an end then? Ans. The world.] How will it be put an end to? [Ans. It will be burnt up.] Who will come again at the end of the world? [Ans Our Lord Jesus Christ.] Who will be called before him to be judged? [Ans. All mankind.] What sort of a life must you lead if you wish to rise with joy? [Ans. A good life.] Suppose you should have been very wicked, where shall you be afraid of being sent to at the great judgment day? [Ans. To hell.] Suppose you have been good, where will you hope to be received at the end of the world? [Ans. Into heaven.] How will our Saviour come at the last day? [Ans. In the clouds.] Who will come with him? [Ans. The holy angels.] What will he say to the good? [Ans. Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.] Will not these be blessed words to the good? [ns. Yes.] What will Christ say to the wicked? [Ans. Depart from me, ye wicked, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.] Will not these words be dreadful to the wicked? [Ans. Yes.] What day should you often think of, to keep you from being wicked? [Ans. The great judgment day.] Don't you wish to be happy for ever and ever? [Ans. Yes.] Don't you wish to escape being tormented for ever and ever? [Ans. Yes.] Are not people very foolish who drive the thoughts of heaven and hell out of their minds, and give themselves up to wickedness? [Ans. Yes ] Can any creature hinder Christ from coming to judgment? [Ans. No.] Who can choose whether they shall rise from the dead or not? [Ans. Nobody.] Who can choose whether he will be judged by Christ or not? [Ans. Nobody.] Can any one choose what place he will go to? [Ans. No.] When we are told there is such a place as heaven, should we not try to go thither? [Ans. Yes.] Can we go to heaven if Christ will not take us thither? [Ans. No.] Who will not Christ take to heaven? [Ans. Wicked people.] Can any one put an end to his own soul? [Ans. No.] Which is of most value, the soul or the body? [Ans. The soul]

Why is the soul of more value than the body? [Ans. Because it will live for ever.] Which should we take the most care of? [Ans. The soul.] Who may be said to take care of their souls? [Ans. Those who lead good lives.]

Why should we pray to God? [Ans, Because all things come from God.] Which is the best prayer that ever was made? [Ans. The Lord's Prayer.] Why is it called the Lord's Prayer? Ans. Because it was made by our Lord Jesus Christ.] How often should we pray at least? [Ans. Every night and morning.] Why should we pray every morning? [Ans. Because we want things every day. Why should we pray every night? [Ans. Because we commit sins every day.] In what posture should we pray? [Ans. Kneeling.] Whom do you speak to when you pray? [Ans. God.] What do those do who say their prayers without thinking of God? [Ans. Mock God.] Why should we praise God? [Ans. To shew that we honour our Creator.] In whose name must you beg every thing? [Ans. In the name of Jesus Christ.] How should you be when you pray ́? [Ans. Very serious.] Why must we pray in the name of Christ? [Ans. Because he is our Saviour.] What will God forgive for Christ's sake? [Ans. Our sins.] Will God forgive our sins if we do not try to amend our lives? Ans. No.] Is it not a most happy thing to have a Saviour? [Ans. Yes.] Will God punish good people, that is, those who are sorry for their sins, and try to please him? [Ans. No.] Does a good parent ever punish a dutiful child? [Ans. No.] Who is the kindest and best of parents? [Ans. God.] Do good parents encourage their children in wickedness? (Ans. No.] Does our heavenly Father encourage us in wickedness? [Ans. No.] Why does God threaten us with punishment? [Ans. To make us good.] Can we have greater encouragement to be good than the promise of everlasting reward in heaven? [Ans. No.] Is it not pleasant to you to receive little rewards for good actions from your earthly friends? [Ans. Yes.] Will it not be wonderfully more so to receive an everlasting reward from the great Creator of all things? [Ans. Yes.] Do you not wish to know your Saviour? Ans. Yes.] Whom should you like to live amongst after you leave this world? [Ans. The angels in heaven.] Is it not a happy thing to be put in the way of obtaining all these blessings? Ans. Yes.] What should you be to those who instruct you? [Ans. Thankful.]


When the children have learnt the LORD'S PRAYEI be taught to repeat the CREED, syllable by sylla tence by sentence,

I. I Believe in God the Father Almighty, M ven and Earth.

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II. And in Jesus Christ,-his only Son our Lo III. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,Virgin Mary.

IV. Suffered under Pontius Pilate,-was crud

and buried,-He descended into Hell V. The third day he rose again from the Dead VI. He ascended into Heaven,—and sitteth Hand of God the Father Almighty. VII. From thence he shall come to judge the Q Dead.

VIII. I believe in the Holy Ghost.

IX. The Holy Catholic Church,-The Commun X. The Forgiveness of Sins.

XI. The Resurrection of the Body.

XII. And the Life everlasting. Amen.

When the children have learnt the CREED, the mandments should be taught to them in the same


I. Thou shalt have none other Gods but me. II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven the Likeness of any Thing that is in Heaven aboveEarth beneath-or in the Water under the Earthnot bow down to them-nor worship them :Lord thy God am a jealous God-and visit the Sins thers upon the Children- unto the third and fourth of them that hate me-and shew Mercy unto Th them that love me-and keep my Commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord vain:-For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that Name in vain."

IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath 1 Days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to

the seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.—In it thou shalt do no Manner of Work,-thou,-and thy Sonand thy Daughter,-tby Man-servant--and thy Maid-servant, -thy Cattle, and the Stranger that is within thy Gates.For in six Days the Lord made Heaven and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is,-and rested the seventh Day :wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh Day,-and hallowed it,

V. Honour thy Father and thy Mother,that thy days may be long in the Land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. VI. Thou shalt do no murder.

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy Neighbour. X. Thou shalt not covet thy Neighbour's House,—thou shalt not covet thy Neighbour's Wife, nor his Servant,nor his Maid, nor his Ox,-nor bis Ass, nor any Thing that is his.

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N. B. While Children are in this Class, they may be taught to repeat by heart some of Dr. Watts's Divine Songs for Chil dren. But as soon as they can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, they should be removed to a higher Class. Some of the elder Scholars will be able to do a great deal of the Teacher's business in this Class.


Relating to the Lessons in page 17, and sequel, of the First Part of the Charity-School Spelling-Book.


The children should be told that the lessons they read are designed not merely to improve them in reading, but to teach those things which, if they do them, will make them wise and happy; that if they read the words, or learn them by heart, without thinking of the meaning of them, they will be no better than parrots; and that you shall ask them questions, to try whether

they can remember any of the lessons they in the Spelling-book.


What must you do if you wish to be wise and go Learn to read. If you spend all your time in play, you be? [Ans. A dunce.] Should you like to b dunce? [Ans. No.] What should you do before play? Ans. Work and learn your book:] Should chi are put to school loiter about in the streets? [Ans. any one earn money by doing so? [Ans. No.] Is i thing to lose time when work is to be had? [Ans.

How many days are there in a week? [Ans. Sev many of these are working days? [Ans. Six.] WI seventh? [Ans. The Sabbath day.] What should we day? [Ans. Go to church and learn our duty.] Wh you make the most of? [Ans. Time.] How should the most of time? Ans. By learning and workin may you earn for yourself hereafter, if you always most of your time? [Ans. Money.] What will m chase for you? [Ans. Clothes, and victuals, and dri it not be a great pleasure to you to earn those things self, instead of making your poor parents work for yo Yes.] Will it not be very comfortable to you to h clothing, and plenty of victuals and drink, instead starving about in ragged clothes, as many do who liv ness? [Ans. Yes.]

How should boys or girls behave at home? [Ans. Th be good.] Should not people be good in all places? [ Is it right for children to behave rudely? Ans. N likes rude boys or girls? [Ans. Nobody.] Do you wis the love of good people? [Ans. Yes.] What must y gain it? Ans. Be good.] Do not poor people want [Ans. Yes.] Do bad people gain friends? [Ans. No. are told of bad behaviour, what should you do? [Am mend.] What will bad behaviour bring upon you Punishment.] Why do your parents and teachers try you good? Ans. That you may be happy.] Should mind them then? [Ans. Yes.]

How many Gods are there? [Ans. One.] What

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